17 - 18 September 2015
A FINELY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE JAR
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The sides are decorated with two scenes of figures in landscape settings, in one a young man kneels before a seated official surrounded by attendants, and on the reverse with a young official observing a gathering of court ladies, several on horseback, and one kneeling on a carpet, all below 'The Three Friends of Winter' (pine, prunus and bamboo) on the neck. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base.
9 in. (23 cm.) high
Private American collection, acquired in the 1950s-60s.
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